Ron Patterson - Seeking Alpha - Sun May 24, 3:38AM CDT
The EIA has updated their International Energy Statistics with annual production numbers through 2014 and export data through 2012. Sometimes these stats can be confusing as they include several types of production and exports. But for production,... (full story)
Hard Assets Investor - Seeking Alpha - Sat May 23, 8:42AM CDT
By Sumit Roy The greenback's comeback took a toll on most commodities. Commodities fell broadly this week as the U.S. dollar made a big comeback. Only wheat and WTI crude oil eked out fractional gains. Meanwhile, stock markets edged up to record... (full story)
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